There's something about Paris. When I first went to Europe, there was no other place I was more excited about going to than Paris. It's got a dreamy quality about it, but it's not just a Hollywood manipulation - from misty gray mornings following your nose as you track down the best croissant to strolling
About Rachel JonesRachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.
Last month when I did a little round up on my four years of blogging, and I put in a reader survey with 10 short questions about what you guys like and don't like on Werkenntwen. I hadn't done a survey before so I was nervous, but in the end it was really
There are so many different activities you can do in Hawaii. I've written about adventurous activities in Maui while also writing about the amazing spas you can visit. Since you could be hiking one day and enjoying a luxury dinner the next, I thought I'd jot down a guide on what to pack for a
I have flown hundreds of times and had huge delays and canceled flights a lot. Other than Air India putting me in a terrible hotel one night, I have never been compensated by an airline with cash or vouchers. I suppose it's really my own fault for not asking in some cases - but in
My Little Guide to Jodhpur, India’s Blue City: The Best Places for Photography and the Perfect Haveli in the Old City
Did you know India has its very own "Blue City"? It does! Jodhpur, in Rajasthan. I've been here years ago as a backpacker and wrote some tips in this article but I recently revisited less on a backpackers budget and more on a mid-range budget. I came for fun but also to do research and see
Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.
As you know, I've been getting more serious with my blog photography. I finally upgraded from my cell phone to a more professional mirrorless camera, and I've been taking Skillshare classes to learn more about Lightroom and photo editing. Because of this, I've started needing more stylish camera bags for travel that will keep my lenses
India is a fantastic place to visit for yoga teacher training (YTT) courses, and often they are less expensive here than in the USA or Europe with even better teachers who know what "true yoga" is. Yoga originates in India and has been around since 5000 BC, so if you're going to learn how to teach